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         === Report: Clinton-Dix took improper benefits from coach ===
 
 Tuscaloosa,  AL  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Alabama star  safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix
 received  a  loan from  an  assistant  strength  and conditioning  coach  that
 prompted  his recent suspension from the program, the Tuscaloosa News reported
 Thursday.
 
 According to the newspaper, Clinton-Dix borrowed an amount less than $500 from
 Corey  Harris,  a member  of  the  Crimson  Tide's strength  and  conditioning
 program,  during  the summer. The loan  qualifies as a violation of NCAA Bylaw
 16.11.2.2,  which  states "an institutional  employee or representative of the
 institution's athletics interests may not provide a student-athlete with extra
 benefits or services, including, but not limited to ... a loan of money."
 
 Alabama's  compliance  office reportedly discovered  that Harris had ties to a
 sports agent during its investigation, though the university found no evidence
 that Clinton-Dix had contact with an agent.
 
 Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban suspended Clinton-Dix, a junior who started
 10  games  on last year's BCS  national championship squad and ranks second on
 the  2013  team with 24 tackles,  indefinitely on Wednesday for a violation of
 team rules and policies.
 
 Clinton-Dix  will miss  at least  the top-ranked  Crimson Tide's  game against
 winless Georgia State on Saturday.
 
 
 
 
 10/03 16:29:11 ET

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